|Notorious piracy monetization outfit Guardaley complains that the Government of the United Kingdom does not work with them. The group, known for worldwide trolling activity, explained that a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron received no response, so they called out the British government as cowards.
For many years Guardaley has been pursuing alleged file-sharers all over the world, from the US through to Europe, Asia and Australia, known as a “settlement factory” – one of those copyright trolls that track infringements on file-sharing networks and demand Internet subscribers cash payments otherwise threatening them with a legal action. Guardaley protects a long list of movies, including well-known troll fodder like The Hurt Locker and The Expendables.
The company admits that the technology to identify IP addresses is not difficult – all you need to do is participate in file-sharing networks. The data management and analysis is more difficult, as well as the traffic, because Guardaley records 200m IP addresses per day, which is a lot to process, analyze and store.
However, there are bigger challenges – for example, to convince industry groups and the authorities that the best way to tackle copyright infringement is to threaten file-sharers with court action until they pay up. In the UK, the company has sent letters to all the industry bodies, tried to work with the House of Lords, sent a letter to David Cameron, but no one ever responded. This is why Guardaley calls out the British government as cowards. On the other hand, such position of the UK government is understandable, as they repeatedly described copyright trolling as a scam and legal blackmail, concluding that it is not a business that lawmakers want to get involved in.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
|posted by (2016-06-08 08:42:40)|
|Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't those companies participating in file sharing to catch file sharers, actually comiting the very crime they try to prevent ? And therefore could be sued over it ? Which would be hella fun.|
|posted by (2016-06-10 09:59:56)|
|step 1: get sued for file sharing|
step 2: counter-sue for file sharing/entrapment
step 3: profit.
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